Lycée BioTech Wagnonville

May 9 & 10 2023

Event closed to the public


The Lycée Bio Tech in Douai (59, Hauts-de-France region) is a technical high school specializing in laboratory, agricultural, and food science. Students may stay on after terminale (12th grade) to earn a two-year BTS professional degree (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur).
The school is located on the expansive campus of Wagnonville, where training resources include cheesemaking facilities, a working dairy farm and two other farms, and a microbrewery. The school shares its resources with other local high schools in Le Quesnoy and Sains-du-Nord.


Tuesday May 9


Documentary Research Introduction (VF)


Conference on American and French Women’s Rights with Jess McHugh (VF)
Dystiopian World Building Writing Workshop with Amy Plum (VA)
Guided tour of the exhibition: After the darkness of war, the light of books (VM)

Wednesday May 10


Guided tours of the exhibition: After the darkness of war, the light of books (VM)


Dystiopian World Building Writing Workshops with Amy Plum (VA)

Jess McHugh

Jess McHugh is a Paris-based author and journalist whose work has appeared across a variety of national and international publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Nation, TIME, The Paris Review and The Guardian, among others. She has reported stories from four continents on a range of cultural and historical topics, from present-day Liverpool punks to the history of 1960s activists in Greenwich Village.
Her first book is AMERICANON, a history of the U.S. through bestselling books, and it was published in 2021.

Amy Plum

Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of Young Adult fiction. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages. She has written about supernatural romance (her Die for me series), action-adventure faux-post-apocalyptic road trip (After the end duology), and psychological thriller (Dreamfall duology).
Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she lives in Paris with her two children and black Labrador, Oberon.